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Garretson, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Garretson had a population of 1,323 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Garretson is located at latitude 43.7148 and longitude -96.5033 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garretson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,506 feet.

The City of Garretson (GNIS ID: 1267400) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garretson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Garretson, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,323
Population in Households 1,299
Population in Familes 1,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 914
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 515
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 406 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $151,786
Average Home Value $181,096


Median Household Income $57,685
Average Household Income $67,090
Per Capita Income $25,047
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.44% 2.53%
Households 2.65% 2.65%
Families 4.29% 2.48%
Median Household Income   4.6%
Per Capita Income   3.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Garretson, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garretson to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 56 86th
Population Density1 # 104 74th
Diversity Index2 # 292 27th
Median Household Income # 67 83rd
Per Capita Income # 209 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.